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The West Face Bulge is a Bulging Headwall on the west face of Tahquitz. This area of Tahquitz has several classic route like The Step (5.10a), Super Pooper (5.10a) and The Vampire (5.11a). The rock is steep on the left side and is bordered on the right by a large break in the rock (The Trough).

Getting There 

Take the climber trail to Lunch Rock. Go around Lunch Rock to the left and up then traverse left along the base to The Trough. To get to the Step and Super Pooper take the larger ledge (FBT ledge) (5.6) located above and to the left of The Trough.

The descent from the top is down the Friction Route. You can also rap Happy Hooker just left of the Vampire.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Face Bulge Routes:
Standup Flake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 165'   Lower Bulge Buttress
The Step   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 600'   Upper Bulge Routes
Super Pooper   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   Upper Bulge Routes
The Price of Fear   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Upper Bulge Routes
The Vampire   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Upper Bulge Routes
The Flakes   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   Upper Bulge Routes
The Crucifix   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch   Upper Bulge Routes
Field of Dreams   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Upper Bulge Routes
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The Vampire 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Upper Bulge Routes
The ultimate SoCal classic which takes pride of place on Tahquitz Rock - winding its way up the center of the West Face Bulge.P1) The Bat Crack, 5.11a. From the ledge drop down and into the crack, initially a lieback then finesse requirements begin to kick-in culminating with a tough move past a bolt - don't relax though, an energetic mantle is required to gain the belay ledge up to the left and bolts. This pitch can also be climbed direct from lower down.P2) 5.11a. Thin and steep leftwards to t...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Tahquitz Rock overview.
BETA PHOTO: Tahquitz Rock overview.
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Racking up for a great day on some Bulge Routes. ...
West Face Bulge from below.  Great views of Standu...
West Face Bulge from below. Great views of Standu...
West Face Bulge, Tahquitz Rock
West Face Bulge, Tahquitz Rock

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